Scissor Recommedations

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jcwillow777
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Re: Scissor Recommedations

Post by jcwillow777 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:15 pm

Thanks narcog, I didn't even think of an exacto knife, I have a set in my tool box.

Mike - I'm gonna have to get a set of Fiskars and try them out since they really aren't that expensive.

wsbailey - I don't have a scalpel, but that sounds like a good idea. I always make sure my razor blades from my knives are always disposed of safely so no one will get cut by them, great idea.
Trifly
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Re: Scissor Recommedations

Post by Trifly » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:42 pm

I love my Anvils. Try cutting with one side rather than scissor the thread.
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Re: Scissor Recommedations

Post by jcwillow777 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:12 pm

Thanks Trifly. My Anvil scissors cut the thread when I pull like you suggest, they just don't cut the hackle close enough to the thread for me. I have tightened them, cut from both sides and no real change in outcome. I have 2 pair, and since tying spiders I have noticed it more and more. It wasn't really an issue tying dry flies, or at least I didn't notice it as much.

I got my new pair of Dr. Slick Razor scissors today, that was fast. Wow, what a difference. I cut the hackle so close I couldn't tell where the hackle was.

Thank you for everyone's input. It was very much appreciated.
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Re: Scissor Recommedations

Post by Trevis » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:02 pm

i had read about Fiskars on another site and bought some, the finger holes are ridiculously small on the ones I got, only fit my smallest finger. That is a learning opportunity for me. The best thing about the Anvil pair is the adjustable loops.
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